APTA Consultancy appreciate how budget constraints have impacted the public and private sector markets, when it comes to engaging external resources to support their tendering and bidding process.
As such its no surprise that organisations are becoming more and more dependant on utilising there own internal resources, but only too often this can lead to a detrimental effect on your business. For example:
However, there will always be a need for subject matter expertise where such knowledge and information does not exist in the organisation and where such resource is needed for a finite period. The importance of striking the right balance in terms of the buyer and the seller agreeing a fair price - what the buyer considers affordable in return for the appropriate skills offered by the seller is becoming more and more important to a successful relationship.
Apta Consultancy has therefore taken a decision to
publish its rate card so that buyers have full price transparency for the services that Apta Consultancy has to offer. This allows buyers to determine
very quickly if these rates full within there budget before embarking on any
discussions with us in order to determine if Apta Consultancy are the right
supplier for your organisation.
Services (excluding Independent Reviews)
1 – 5 days max
6 – 29 days max*
Independent Review of Bid
1 – 3 days
Strategic Advise/Discussion by Telephone.
45 – 60 mins
The above rates are based on a 7.5 hour day and are inclusive of travel costs within the Central London and M25 radius
* For assignments of 30 days or more Apta Consultancy would recommend that you consider exploring the contingent contract labour market for interims as apposed to using a consultancy service.
Overseas assignments are subject to discussion.
All rates are exclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate.
We have just finished doing another small assignment for a Company in team building and it still amazes us that some folk still don't have the basics of being able to apply good leadership or management skills when it comes to morale and motivating your staff.
We have now done 3 of these types of gigs this year and the most common pitiful that we tend to come across is:
This is just plain rude and it can quickly kill all employee motivation.
There’s nothing worse than getting your hopes up, only to have them destroyed. A promise is sacred. If you promise to do something for an employee, you better be able to keep it.
One of the biggest keys to successful employee engagement is building trust between the company and its employees.
Like any relationship, if there’s no trust, it won’t work out
To quote Zig Ziglar, the lesson here is simple — 'keep your word. Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life'
Apta Consultancy is delighted to announce that it has extended its portfolio of services to include affordable jargon – free legal support.
Whilst the UK Government has adopted an agile approach to ICT procurement and delivery, we want to get you thinking about our own agile approach and consider trying out a modern –day alternative to that traditional law firm you might use. This means dispelling the myths about boring, grey suited lawyers and providing you with a fresh approach, in a language that you can understand and at a cost that you can afford.
We are by no means a law firm and we are certainly not your typical boutique legal temping agency. We are however, Trusted Advisors that have access to a number of highly qualified commercial lawyers who love the practical application of the commercial law and who can deliver real quality practical advice in a refreshing and straightforward way. Our commercial lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience having previously worked for top international law firms as well as in-house legal roles. So if you are looking to take a fresh approach to how you procure your legal services, take a look at us first.
At Apta we can now provide you with flexible access to specialist legal support that fits the needs of your business and allows you to budget more comfortably. You can also take comfort from the fact that we pride ourselves on providing clear and transparent pricing models at all times.
We want you to make the right choices. You could:
Or you could talk to us in the first instance and make a more informed choice about what’s right for your business.
Use our contact us page on our website or simply click on this link: www.aptaconsultancy.com/contact-us
US technology provider CSC looks to have acquired Fixnetix, a UK trading technology group, in order to make strides in the high-speed trading and data services markets.
CSC and Fixnetix will both continue with plans to develop an array of services targeting banks and brokers, such as high-speed trading and a variety of other IT services. Both businesses see this as a lucrative market, with many banks looking to make the switch from trading over the phone to trading electronically.
According to speculation in the FT, the acquisition may have cost CSC just over $100 million.
So summer has finally arrived, its time to chill from work, enjoy the sunshine, Wimbledon, or perhaps get on a sun-bed or take a nice city break.
Well all you need to know is where to find the cities that have the cheapest beer in the world!
Thx to our monthly addition of supply management, which dropped on our door this morning, we can share the information with you so that you get more beers for less money!
According to the beer price index, Krakow in Poland and Kiev in Ukraine are the cheapest cities in the world to buy a bottle of beer.
And as for the top 10 cheapest and the 10 most expensive just take a look at where you need to go below:
1. Krakow, Poland - £1.07
2. Kiev, Ukraine - £1.07
3. Bratislava, Slovakia - £1.09
4. Malaga, Spain - £1.11
5. Delhi, India - £1.13
6. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - £1.15
7. Mexico City, Mexico - £1.26
8. Belgrade, Serbia - £1.27
9. Asunción, Paraguay - £1.28
10. Bangkok, Thailand - £1.36
1. Geneva, Switzerland - £4.08
2. Hong Kong, China - £3.97
3. Tel Aviv, Israel - £3.73
4. Oslo, Norway - £3.42
5. New York, US - £3.36
6. Singapore - £3.31
7. Miami, US - £3.31
8. Helsinki, Finland - £3.16
9. Tokyo, Japan - £3.08
10. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – £3
The latest annual report from the Cabinet Office Major Projects Authority (MPA) has just been released, which identifies 21, IT projects as having problems.
The report shows very little improvement on the 2014 figures when 23 IT based projects were flagged as Red or Red/Amber.
We are however particularly pleased to note that the Next Generation Outsourced Visa Services (NGOV) contract that was awarded to VFS (as one of the two successful suppliers) and for which Apta Consultancy provides VFS with subject matter expertise has received a Green rating.
Successful delivery of the project on time, budget and quality appears highly likely and there are no major outstanding issues that at this stage appear to threaten delivery significantly.
The NGOV project will ensure that UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) has contracted commercial partners to deliver Visa Application Centres and linked services including biometric enrolment, interviewing facilities and courier services to support the end to end visa process from 1 April 2014 and will enable UKVI to meet its obligations to secure the border, to provide good customer service in support of the UK Government’s growth agenda and to meet Spending Review obligations.
Good contract management will ensure that you deliver on time, on budget and to the exact specifications of the buyer. It will also ensure that the services or goods you supply remain fit for purpose for many years to come.
Protect your reputation and ensure the most successful outcome from every contract by using Apta Contract Management Services. Speak to our specialists today on 07505 672419 or use our contact form.
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